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Cultural references to the envelope

The envelope is, if not the most universal of tools, certainly one of the most generalised signs of our culture.The envelope is an important feature of the cultural world. With this window open, a whole world appears.

This section allows the public or the reader to correspond with us regarding all kinds of references (texts, events, etc.) of the envelope throughout history.

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The two monumental books of the history of culture deserve to open this cultural section: first of all "Don Quixote" followed by the "Capital" by Karl Marx.

Index of: Envelopes


National and international associations, through their organizations, publications and congresses, are witnesses to the reality, to the evolution of the world of the envelope and its manufacturers.


Evolution and history

  1. The origin of envelope
    • The French term "enveloppe" (and its English version "envelope") suggests the idea of "enveloping" or wrapping, while the Spanish word "sobre" (envelope) comes from the word "sobrescrito" (written over) or text which identified the addressee on the closed letter itself.

The language of envelopes

Envelopes communicate

The main aim of a designer or marketing professional is to make sure that the reply envelope relates two key messages "open me!" and "respond."